The coach of Nigeria’s U-20 football team, Ladan Bosso, has announced a new target for his team following their third-place finish at the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Nigeria will join Senegal, Gambia, and Tunisia in Indonesia to represent Africa at the 2023 FIFA U20 World Cup.

Bosso expressed confidence in his team’s ability to perform well at the tournament, stating that their new goal is to do very well at the FIFA World Cup.

“After the victory in Niamey, our target was doing well at the AFCON in order to earn a FIFA World Cup ticket,” the U-20 coach said at Flying Eagles’ welcome party in Abuja on Monday.

“Now, just as I told the Nigeria Ambassador to Egypt in Cairo on Saturday, our fresh target is doing very well at the FIFA World Cup.”

Nigeria’s Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, also challenged the team to make history and become the second African country to win the tournament.

“I understand Ghana is the only African country that has won the FIFA U20 World Cup. If Ghana can win it, why not Nigeria?” Dare said.

The U-20 World Cup will take place from May 20 to June 11, 2023.